Ohio University Career Center Wins National Honor

ATHENS, Ohio – The Career and Leadership Development Center at Ohio University has been honored with the National Excellence Award from the National Association for Colleges and Employers.

The award, presented at the association’s annual conference in New Orleans, recognizes career services, university relations and recruiting best practices.

Ohio University’s selection, said President M. Duane Nellis in a release, was due in part to the development of Brain Based Career Development, a theoretical model that practitioners can use to identify and solve problems in career development. More information on the model is available here.

“In its five years of existence, Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center has established itself as a national model of excellence in the field of career services,” Nellis said. “Through career and leadership coaching, among other programs and services, the center helps our students develop qualities that employers demand in the workforce.”

In 2012, OU was one of the first American colleges to merge its student leadership development and career services efforts. In the time since, the Career and Leadership Development Center has served tens of thousands of students, Nellis said.

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